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Networking Meeting – Para-Olympian Motivational Speaker

Event Details

PRESENTER: Nigel Smith, icare Paralympian

 Topic:       The Importance of Safety in the Workplace

Nigel’s presentation is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of safety in the workplace.  Nigel will talk about his injury, the impact on family and friends, the recovery process and the importance speaking up and reporting hazards/doing risk assessments

About your Presenter

Nigel Smith is a professional Volleyball Player, representing Australia in the 1998 World Championships for standing volleyball in Poland and competing in the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney.

At the age of 25, Nigel’s leg got caught in a chain conveyor working on a heavy industry paint machine. He endured numerous operations and his leg was eventually amputated because of the accident.

Nigel shares his story in the hope that employers and employees are aware of the importance working safely. “It’s not always up to an employer to point out potential risks on the job - employees also had to be aware”. “We do have to keep striving for a safe workplace”.


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